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FV430 Mk.3 Bulldog

Armored personnel carrier

FV430 Mk.3 Bulldog APC

The FV430 Mk.3 Bulldog is a refurbished and upgraded variant of the original FV430

Entered service 2006
Crew 2 men
Personnel 8 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 13 t
Length ~ 5.5 m
Width ~ 2.9 m
Height ~ 2.3 m
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Engine Diesel engine
Engine power ?
Maximum road speed 72 km/h
Range ~ 600 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 2 m
Fording ~ 1 m


   The FV430 Mk.3 Bulldog armored personnel carrier is an upgraded variant of the FV430 APC. A contract was signed to refurbish and upgrade around 1 000 of out-dated APCs kept in army reserve for urgent service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The first batch of 500 Bulldogs was completed in 2006.

   Armor of the FV430 was upgraded. The Mk.3 Bulldog was fitted with an explosive reactive armor and countermeasures jammers against improvised explosive devices. Some areas of the vehicle are fitted with slat armor for protection against RPGs. It is claimed that the FV430 Mk.3 is better protected than the Warrior infantry fighting vehicle.

   This armored personnel carrier is armed with a single 7.62-mm machine gun mounted on top of the roof. Machine gun is shielded with bullet-proof vision blocks.

   The FV430 has a crew of two and can carry 8 fully equipped troops. Troops enter and leave the vehicle via the rear doors or roof hatches.

   This armored vehicle is powered by a new diesel engine. Drive train and other automotive components have also been upgraded. The FV430 Mk.3 Bulldog now has improved cross-country performance, increased top speed, range and greater reliability. This combat vehicle is not amphibious, however it seems that it might be fitted with floatation kit as its predecessor. In this case on water it is propelled by its tracks.


FV430 Mk.3 Bulldog APC

FV430 Mk.3 Bulldog APC

FV430 Mk.3 Bulldog APC

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